forest redbud pansy
We're into the 2nd week of June in Upstate NY, Glens Falls area.
I'm concerned about my redbud. I planted it about 6-7 years ago. I haven't done anything with it because I was told it was basically a maintenance free tree.
This year it hasn't done a thing. No bloom, no leaves, nothing!
Is it dead? The buds feel crumbly and just pull off. I peeled back some bark on a limb and it's not green but not greyish or dead looking. If it is dead and I have to cut her down, do I need to remove the entire root system before planting a new tree?
Suggestions for a new tree? It needs to flower and have color through the year. I think that's why I ended up with the redbud for the purplish leaves after the bloom.